An Uber Eats worker makes a delivery May 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)
An Uber Eats worker makes a delivery May 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber acquires Postmates, expanding the food delivery business that has surged during pandemic

The $2.65 billion all-stock deal continues Uber’s aggressive push into food delivery.

Firms are hiring their own epidemiologists to deal with the pandemic

In a sign of how complicated navigating the coronavirus outbreak has become, brands are rushing to hire scientists to help guide their reopening and reassure a nervous public.
After initial refusals, the federal government released records on small-business loans that it claims supported 51 million jobs.
In more than half the country, local courts are reopening and beginning to process a backlog of eviction cases, sparking what economists and housing advocates say could be a historic surge in homelessness as millions of Americans lose their homes.
Two new studies find that people exposed to pandemics in their formative years carry psychological scars for the rest of their lives.
Nearly a third of the nation’s workforce has children at home and they’re struggling. Researchers estimate nearly 10 percent of economic activity won’t happen as long as schools and daycares remain closed.

Administration officials had told lawmakers that Paycheck Protection Plan data would be released by the end of the week.
Many businesses are still laying off workers and a surge in coronavirus cases has given leaders pause, showing how difficult this crisis is to navigate
The recent improvement in the unemployment rate tells only part of the story.
Many analysts expect the report to lower the official unemployment rate of 13.3 percent. But a coronavirus surge is complicating an already fraught recovery.
The retailer is partnering with Tribeca Entertainment, the New York-based media company co-founded by Robert De Niro, for the summer initiative.
James Rivera, a long-time federal official whose office oversees the SBA's disaster-loans program, took questions from lawmakers frustrated by long loan processing delays and poor communication.
For businesses such as Lemonade, whose executives appeared in branded masks for their IPO, it’s a chance to demonstrate their socially conscious identity
The agency is predicting that the unemployment rate in the fourth quarter of 2030 will be 4.4 percent, compared with 3.5 percent in February of this year.
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